Hwy Training Without Living In Truck?

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ChefsJK's Comment
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That is actually quite scary to be honest.

Thanks again for all the information and insight. As soon as I pass their physical and UA I will be driving a fuel delivery truck.Fortunately all their trucks have 10 speed manual transmission so I will still be able to get that experience.

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks again for all the information and insight. As soon as I pass their physical and UA I will be driving a fuel delivery truck.Fortunately all their trucks have 10 speed manual transmission so I will still be able to get that experience.

Is this a tractor & tanker trailer? Fuel as in gasoline station delivery?

If yes to both of these; this is a very disturbing turn of events. NO entry level driver should start their career delivering fuel.

USMC AAV's Comment
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I'm with G-Town on this one. An entry level driver, delivering fuel is a fatality in the making!!

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Thanks again for all the information and insight. As soon as I pass their physical and UA I will be driving a fuel delivery truck.Fortunately all their trucks have 10 speed manual transmission so I will still be able to get that experience.

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Is this a tractor & tanker trailer? Fuel as in gasoline station delivery?

If yes to both of these; this is a very disturbing turn of events. NO entry level driver should start their career delivering fuel.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Im guessing home heating oil or somwthing

G-Town's Comment
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Im guessing home heating oil or somwthing

One can only hope, but home heating oil delivery trucks are typically 33-38k gvw, single axle and usually not 10 speeds...we’ll see.

Old School's Comment
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Man, this took an unusual turn.

Prudence Seems To Be Lacking In Some Rookie Drivers

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I just got my class A CDL , and I have no interest in being cooped up with some weirdo in a truck for weeks at a time to be trained over the road.

Is he talking about Rainy?confused.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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There is no amount of experience or money that would get me in the cab of a fuel tanker. I have watched one burn. It was under an overpass, and it melted the steel beams.

To do so with zero experience is insane.

Brian's Comment
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Glad to hear it worked out for you John. Good luck out there and stay safe. good-luck.gif

jaaaaayt1's Comment
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No big tanker or anything like that. Just a "small"delivery truck, which is still pretty big compared to the vehicles I usually drive. Will be with a trainer for two or three weeks for 8-12 hours a day ,5 days a week. I think driving takes up less than 50% of the he work day - which will be fine with me.

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